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Protesters in Eastern Ukraine Are Chanting "New Russia," an Old Term That's Back in Vogue

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Over the weekend, pro-Russian protesters rioted in the eastern Ukrainian cities of Donetsk, Luhansk, and Kharkov. They took over government buildings and arms caches, waving Russian flags and chanting things like "Novorossiya" ("New Russia"). Their aim: to declare independence from Ukraine and, perh
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Don't Assume That the Rwandan Genocide Couldn't Happen Today

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KIGALI — Twenty years ago, on April 6, 1994, a plane carrying the president of Rwanda was shot down by still unknown assailants, the trigger for one of the deadliest genocides since the Holocaust. A powerful faction of Hutu radicals proceeded almost immediately to kill political opponents and then
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Another Day, Another Sign That Obamacare Is Working

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It's impossible to say how big an impact the Affordable Care Act is having on the uninsured. But it's getting impossible to deny that it's having an impact at all.The latest evidence comes from the Gallup organization, which surveys respondents about insurance status. According to Gallup, the percen
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Tonight's 'Game of Thrones' Had Some of the Series' Best Banter Yet

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Warning: Spoilers, a little uncouth language, and some really screwed up stuff. (But no more dangling hand around Jaime Lannister’s pretty neck! Thanks the gods, old and new, for that.)“The war is over,” Tywin Lannister tells a newly-returned, clean-shaven Jaime as he gifts him a fres
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